Thursday, June 6, 2019


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The star-studded 7th Annual Craig Campbell Celebrity Cornhole Challenge is in the books, and over $35,000 was raised for Fight Colorectal Cancer on Tuesday. Being in the comfort of an air conditioned ballroom in Nashville’s Omni Hotel didn’t stop the smack talk between the 16 artists and celebrities and the players who bid to partner with them. Host Craig Campbell and Country star Jerrod Niemann – who has played in all seven Celebrity Cornhole Challenges – were pitted against each other in the final round. When the last beanbag fell, Craig emerged victorious.

“Once again, the cornhole tournament was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who worked and participated to make it all happen,” said Craig. “I’m so proud of what we’ve done and very excited to see what we’re gonna do. We will eliminate colon cancer one bag toss at a time!”

In addition to Niemann, Jimmie Allen, Lauren Alaina, Adam Craig, Ernest, Trea Landon, Love and Theft’s Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles, Tyler Rich, DeeJay Silver, Anna Vaus, Christen Whitney, Mark Wills and Clay Walker joined Craig, his wife Mindy and their two daughters for the very personal cause. Craig’s father passed away with colorectal cancer at age 36, and he, his friends and family have now raised over $335,000 for Fight Colorectal Cancer.

Craig and Mindy’s oldest daughter, Preslee, kicked things off with a beautiful rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner.” Fans and cornhole ringers bid to play with each celebrity, which brought in $10,000. A personal BBQ and concert with Craig brought in $9,000, and auction items including a Traeger Pro Grill, Ole Smokey Moonshine and unique items from Josh Turner, Diamond Rio, Yee Yee, Brett Eldredge and others brought in thousands more.

Fans can catch Craig performing with several friends at The Listening Room Café in Nashville at 8:30 p.m. tonight. Friday, he will be signing autographs and performing at the WSM Fans & Friends Barbeque at 12:50 p.m. More information on the free event can be found here. Later that day, he will be performing at the Yee Haw Brewing Company, 423 6th Avenue South in Nashville at 5 p.m

Craig Campbell with his family, (l. to r.) - daughter Preslee, wife Mindy and daughter Kinni.
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